IACT 495A Winter 2014

Arduino Micro Belt

7 months ago  

Using my new Arduino Micro and placing it inside a Altoids box to create a sick belt

This project had many ups and downs, sadly ending in a down. My greatest strength caused my demise since my aesthetically pleasing container, the Altoids box, is conductor and my LEDs, connected to the side, failed to blink properly. Even though my project didnt end up exactly like I intended, I still learned a lot from this project and had a bunch of fun experimenting with my Arduino Micro.

The code I used made the LEDs around my box light up in a circular motion around the box.

int led1 = 13; int led2 = 11; int led3 = 10; int led4 = 9; int led5 = 6;
int led6 = 5; int led7 = 3;

void setup()
{

pinMode(led1, OUTPUT); pinMode(led2, OUTPUT); pinMode(led3, OUTPUT);
pinMode(led4, OUTPUT); pinMode(led5, OUTPUT); pinMode(led6, OUTPUT);
pinMode(led7, OUTPUT);

}

void loop()

{
digitalWrite(led1, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led1, LOW);
delay(100);

digitalWrite(led2, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led2, LOW);
delay(100);

digitalWrite(led3, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led3, LOW);
delay(100);

digitalWrite(led4, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led4, LOW);
delay(100);

digitalWrite(led5, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led5, LOW);
delay(100);

digitalWrite(led6, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led6, LOW);
delay(100);

digitalWrite(led7, HIGH);
delay(100);
digitalWrite(led7, LOW);
delay(100);
}

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How I started
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Measuring
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Making the holes for the LEDs
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Soldering the LED pins inside the Altoids box
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Most LEDs introduced
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Placed Arduino Micro and mini breadboards inside
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The wiring of it all

I tried to introduce a power switch but my Arduino Micro cant run unless the micro USB is connect so I simply used my Power Stix to power my belt while it discreetly fits in your pocket.

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Finished product

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Bertero805

I was born in Bolivia, located in the heart of South America. I came to SCAD to study Design and as soon I heard about Service design I knew thats what I wanted to take. Interaction has also proven to be a lot of fun.